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Welcoming the World’s Greatest Comedy Double Act…

Next up in our Social Cinema line up, on Saturday 13th July, we have the BAFTA nominated ‘Stan & Ollie’.

The film is a biographical comedy-drama based on the later years of the double act, Laurel and Hardy. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, the movie focuses on the comedy duo’s personal relationship while retelling how they embarked on a gruelling music hall tour during 1953 and their struggle to secure further film roles.

Our shack will once again be open serving a variety of drinks, delicious wood-fired pizzas, our full barbecue menu… and of course popcorn too! Our two fire pits will also be slowly burning away in the background, keeping you warm and cosy when the sun goes down. We’ll also once again be throwing in some marshmallows for you to toast and enjoy around the open fires along with some soft blankets in case it gets a little chilly.

This is a completely free, non-ticketed event so all you need to do is turn up, order as much food and drink as you desire and then just sit back, relax in front of the giant screen and enjoy the movie in our beautiful atmospheric garden.

Let’s Get Down to Business…

Choosing the right venue can really make a business event and here at The Bull we think we’ve got just what you’re looking for…

We are now offering our customers, and fellow business owners, special conference packages to enhance their business meetings and events.

We have two private spaces available for exclusive hire and a range of flexible packages all supported by free Wi-Fi, audio visual equipment with surround sound and conference stationary.

You’ll also have an experienced event’s organiser to help you prepare, and ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. That way you, your colleagues, and your clients get the very most from your time with us – whether it’s a meeting, conference, training, networking or product launch.

All of our package prices include room hire as standard. Our packages include everything you need to make your meeting or event run smoothly and leave a great impression.

Choose from:
• Morning delegate packages
• Daily delegate packages
• Afternoon delegate packages
• Evening delegate packages

If you would like to make a reservation or for more information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01273 843147 or email us at

Praise for The Pub…

We are delighted to announce that The Bull has once again been featured in Alistair Sawday’s most recent publication – ‘Sawday’s Great British Pub Guide’.

Sawday’s is a hugely respected travel guide and website, personally curating and handpicking the country’s finest boutique places to stay and eat. The guide goes from strength to strength and has become an instant no.1 bestseller on its publication week.

Having been selected for the 16th consecutive year to feature in Sawday’s, we are absolutely thrilled to have also been selected as one of their ‘Top 6 Pubs/Microbreweries” in conjunction with our ownership of Bedlam Brewery.

The team have kindly given us a featured review on their ‘Special Pubs’ website –

We’ll always be hugely grateful to the team at Sawday’s who were the first reviewers to recognise our efforts and celebrate life here at The Bull. Their website can be found at:

The guide can be purchased via:

Bedlam Brewery can also be found at

London to Brighton via The Bull

Bike Ride Day is back for another year…

The London to Brighton bike ride returns again this year on Sunday 16th June and, as always, is a massive event for our village.

Ditchling is a monumental part of the course for the thousands of cyclists who pass though it each year as it signals the start of the most strenuous part of the race…the dreaded Ditchling Beacon.

Cyclists fear this hill like no-other, so where better for them to settle their nerves and reenergise before the epic climb, than our warm and welcoming pub.

The Shack will have its doors wide open on the day ready to meet the heroic cyclists with a refreshing beverage or some much needed carbs before they head for the hill.

You can join us on the day too and relax in our delightful pub and gorgeous garden while you encourage and cheer on the brave cyclists before the last and very challenging stint of their journey.

Father’s Day 2019 at The Bull

Still haven’t made plans for Father’s Day???

Why not spend some time with Dad at Britain’s Best Free house???

This year Father’s Day falls on Sunday 16th June and we’ll be open throughout the day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Win some brownie points with Dad by booking a last-minute table in either the beautiful dining room or back bar area.

Besides serving up our delicious seasonal, locally sourced menu, we’ll also be providing two of the things Dads love best…Beer and Barbecues.

In terms of beer, why not allow Dad to indulge in a craft beer produced by our very own, Sussex based ‘Bedlam Brewery’ – available in both the main bar and shack bar.

Tables are filling up fast and availability is limited so we recommend you book ASAP; we will also be particularly busy this year as Father’s Day coincides with the London to Brighton charity bike ride, so book early.

Click here to book a table

Can’t make it? How about treating your doting Dad to one of our useful gift vouchers?

Our vouchers are available in £25 denominations and are delivered in our branded gift boxes as standard.

Gift vouchers can be redeemed against food, drink or accommodation purchases at The Bull.

They are available via our website at – or can be purchased from behind the bar.

A knockout event – ‘The Battle of the bottles’…

Do you love great wine?

Do you love discussing great wine with your friends?

Then you will love our brand-new upcoming event ‘The Battle of The Bottles’.

Hosted by Henry Butler of ‘Butlers Wine Cellar’ and Tom Surgey from Ridgeview, the event allows you, the audience, to sample six carefully selected wines and subsequently vote for your ultimate favourite. Your votes will then be counted to allow us to crown one of our fabulous wines the overall winner.

This is a ticketed event, open to everyone. Tickets are £35pp and include a glass of six great wines and delicious antipasti sharing boards.

Limited spaces are available and tickets can be purchased behind the bar or online at:

So, join us from 7pm on Thursday 20th June for a fun, fast paced wine tasting event that will certainly please the palate.

Growing our own

Our kitchen garden is now in full bloom and packed with homegrown produce, ready for our chefs to start picking and get creative.

Our green-fingered gardener, Alan, has been lovingly tending to the allotment, ensuring that we are able to supply fruit, vegetables and herbs for our seasonal menu.

We are currently using our home-grown Beetroot in a Beetroot & Sweet Potato Tartare and our delicious leeks are packed into our Spring Vegetable Pie.

We are also very proud to be one of the only pubs in Sussex who will soon be able to provide our customers with home-grown Loganberries. The loganberry is a hybrid of blackberry and raspberry and is rarely grown now in the UK. Ours are currently growing beautifully across our back wall and we are very excited for you to sample them soon…

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